California Proposition 58, Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education

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California Proposition 58: SB 1174 (Chapter 753, Statutes of 2014), Lara. English language education.

Ballot Summary:

  • Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students become proficient in English.
  • Requires school districts to solicit parent and community input in developing language acquisition programs to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible.
  • Requires that school districts provide students with limited English proficiency the option to be taught English nearly all in English.
  • Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers.
  • Allows parents/legal guardians of students to select an available language acquisition program that best suits their child.

A “Yes” vote means: 

A “yes” vote supports increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and allowing judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court.

A “No” vote means: 

A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of repealing most of the 1998 Proposition 227, the “English in Public Schools” Initiative, thus effectively allowing non-English languages to be used in public educational instruction.

Read the full text of California Proposition 58 here. 

Source: Ballotpedia

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